Wednesday

Two {More} Things I Can't Do Well

*UPDATE* Here are the two winners from yesterday's fun giveaway:  Winner of the BareFoot Home Essentials is Putting the Best Thing First! Congratulations. And winner of the $20 gift certificate from NikiPets Crochet 'n Things is Colleen from Mommy Always Wins!  Y'all email me, k?


{TWO Mom Store Giveaways Today!}

I know my limitations.

And I've spent a fair amount of time telling you about them.

Well. I was reminded of two more in my preparation for a couple of fabulous giveaways this week.

The first, involves all things sewing with a needle, or hook, as it were. But just because I can't do it, doesn't mean I'm not fabulous at buying it!

I love crocheted things. And I love this delightful Etsy store, NikiPets Crochet 'n Things!

Wouldn't this scarf be perfect for the cold weather?

Gray cozy scarf with fringe

And I LOVE this hat, although my 9 yo fashion diva daughter doubts I'm cool enough to wear it.

Crocheted Urban Visor Beanie

But, I have to tell you, this is probably my favorite item {and not because eating is something I excel at, although I'd challenge you any day}:

Custom Play Food for Mom4tot It would go perfect with my toddler's kitchen that I'm hiding in the garage for Santa.

Go, visit, Niki. Come back and tell me what you'd pick or gift with the $20 gift certificate she's giving away!

Today's other amazing Mom store is Barefoot Home Essentials.




 Lora produces some delightful, all natural home cleaners. And I'm not even going to talk about my lack 'o talent in this area. Because it's none of your business. But I must say, just the thought of cleaning with natural Cinnamon and Spice All-Purpose cleaner, encourages me to want to clean.

And that's saying a lot.

I'm itching to smell this and try this one too. And if you could see my dirty mirrors, you'd wish it too.

Go visit Barefoot Home Essentials and tell me what you'd choose with the $20 gift certificate being given away today.

Please leave a comment FOR BOTH stores (2 comments). I will drawn a random winner for each Mom store on Thursday afternoon.

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109 comments:

Putting the Best Thing First said...

I love crocheted items as well. My granny was a whiz at it. She could crochet and watch t.v. at the same time. I covet the afghans she made for me.
I love the baby booties, although my babies are too big. But the beanies are too cute. And I love the custom birthday cupcake!

Putting the Best Thing First said...

I love the smell of cinnamon and spice. I usually lean toward those types of candles; so the thought of my cleaners smelling like that is divine! I am loving the cinnamon and spice all purpose cleaner!

Hadley Coble said...

oh, my two year old would adore that crocheted food bowl!

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

I love that scarf you pictured - and for $14, that's great!! Well, either that, or I could try to sport one of those beanies...but a scarf might be safer!!

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

Cinnamon and spice - that's just screaming "lovely" to me right now!

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Oh, the play food is sooo cute. I love the hats too, but I'd be torn over getting one for the toddler or the big girl.

Janelle said...

I like the women's visor beanie on Niki's site, and the lavender room refresher on Barefood Home Essentials - both are great sites! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

World's Greatest Mommy said...

The lemonshine window cleaner sounds divine, too! I get sick of that glass cleaner smell.

Audrey said...

So I didn't even have to go to the site to pick, but I did anyway! I would definitely get the basket of crocheted food! My sons love the felt stuff at Pottery Barn, but it's WAY too expensive. This would be a great alternative.

Audrey said...

The lavender bathroom touch-up spray sounds wonderful! With three boys in my house, I can't ever seem to get it smelling nice. This would help a lot!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

The lavender disinfectant spray is my pick!

Muthering Heights said...

From the first store, I would totally get those crocheted veggies...they're ADORABLE!!!

Muthering Heights said...

From the second store, I like the idea of the cinnamon & spice all-purpose cleaner...I'm one of three people in the world who HATES the smell of lavender, so it would be a nice change!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I would do the Lavender Bathroom Touch Up! I am an antibacterial nut,and hate that the stuff I love to you can be toxic. Sounds yummy smelling too!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I love Niki's Grey Charcol Scarf-I love Grey. Grey and pink, grey and purple, happy happy. Her Pink Strawberry Beanie for a baby is sooo cute too!

Carlee said...

Oh this is a great site. I clean naturally everyday, but let's be real, who wants their home to smell like vinegar all the time?! I would pick the room freshening spray, to mask the smell of my homemade, cheap as heck, all natural, safe cleaner.

Tanya said...

LOVE the crocheted stuff! Let's see ... if I'm using the gc for the kids, I would definitely get the basket of play food. If I'm selfish and use it for me, then I'd get the white visor.

Anonymous said...

I love the crochet visor beanie, but I also love the scarf! And those oreo cookies-although my 2 year old might try to eat them! Holly bhc-law(at)juno(dot)com

exhale. return to center. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bowl of food!!!! :-)

Andrea C. said...

I'd pick the scarf, I love it!
us4chapmans@gmail.com

Susan said...

I'd love the crocheted food ... I can see my girls having an AWESOME American Girl picnic with it!
sjbraun at hotmail dot com

Gina said...

I love the scarf, but those cookies are really cute!
ginava3 (at) yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the play food - the colors are so vibrant.
The bamboo booties would be a great gift.



THe all purpose spray sounds lovely.



Nikie

everyday mom said...

I like those visor beanies, don't know if I am cool enough to get away with one but heck I will try!!!

haleyathome@gmail.com

everyday mom said...

Wow cinnamon and spice cleaner, I want a couple of bottles of that. Yummo!!

haleyathome@gmail.com

The Mommy said...

I tried my hand at crocheting and failed miserably! I love her cute little crocheted hats and booties. I'd get a hat for my toddler and booties for the baby in my belly.

The Mommy said...

I'd definitely try the cinnamon spice all purpose cleaner. Sounds like it would smell yummy!

Stacia said...

Great giveaways! I like the beanie, and would love to clean with the all natural cinnamon/spice cleaner. Thanks! langston6 at juno.com

Mandy said...

What great giveaways. The play food is amazing and would go great with the kitchen set one of my kids is getting.

I love the cinnamon spice cleaner!

Heather said...

For Niki Petz, I really like the hats, though I am probably also not cool enough to pull it off :)

Heather said...

For the Barefoot cleaners, I love the idea of the lavender sanitizing spray! I can easily see us going through bottles of it a month.

Lorie said...

i would probably get a scarf cause i can't seem to find mine. thanks.

Lorie said...

i'd probably start with the all-purpose cleaner. thanks.

brandiandboys said...

i LOVE the gray cozy scarf with fringe you have pictured. it really does look cozy and warm!

Jackie said...

I am also contemplating my coolness for the crochet urban visor beanie. I love it!

jackie655@juno.com

Jackie said...

I think the lavender disinfecting spray would be fantastic!

jackie655@juno.com

brandiandboys said...

definitely Cinnamon and Spice All-Purpose Cleaner... i love anything all-purpose!! :)

Kelly said...

how perfect, my duaghter just "reminded" me today that her beanie is too small and doesn't cover her ears anymore! And of course I would need the scarf for myself....

Kelly said...

and I will go with the cinnamon and spice all purpose spray also....

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

OK, I actually need ALL of the cleaners on the Barefoot site. The all purpose cleaner sounds great and I really want to try the lavender disinfetant.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

On the Nikipets site, I love all of her hats. My daughter and I could really use some cute, trendy hats and she definately has them. And, what girl wouldn't love to play with those adorable cookies while "baking" in her kitchen?

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Janet and Maya said...

OOO! OOO! The lavender disenfectant. One of my favorit scents....so relaxing.

Thanks for the giveaways!

Janet and Maya said...

On the crocheted items etsy site, all the fruit is great for kids. My daughter would love, love, love the strawberries. I can picture her with a basket, gathering them all :)

Tammy said...

My grandmother who passed away this year was always crotcheting something. This will be the first Christmas that I will not receive a handmade gift from her....anyway.

My daughter would love the Crocheted Urban Visor Beanie. She loves a cute hat and looks cute wearing them. Unlike her mother.

Tammy said...

I think the lemonshine window cleaners "sounds" (smells) wonderful. I love a clean window, but don't especially love them smell of windex.

Pamelotta said...

I only saw one scarf on her site and I do love a good scarf so the gray one is what I would pick!

Thanks for all the giveaways!

Pamelotta said...

The lemonshine glass cleaner makes me want to start cleaning every surface in my house! And I like that it's good on stainless steel. All my appliances and ss and they can sure pick up the fingerprints and smudges!

lindabelle said...

I love crocheted things for babies so I would use the $20 gift to load up on baby beanies for my grandsons.

lindabelle said...

I would love to try the Room Freshener. Lavender is suppose to be calming and I bet it would be great to use in the babies nursery.

Billy & Stephanie said...

Custom Play Food for Mom4tot the one your hideing would be my pick too i have a 7 month old and he would love that. Very cute items thats what i would use the gift card on that!

Billy & Stephanie said...

Lavender Bathroom Touch-up
would be what i would use the gift card on i love lavender

also (not sure if i did this right) the Custom Play Food for Mom4tot the one your hideing would be my pick too i have a 7 month old and he would love that. Very cute items thats what i would use the gift card on that!

Laurel said...

There's no doubt - I'd get the lavendar room freshener... it's my favorite scent.

Laurel said...

and i'm torn over at nikipetz. do i get the hat that you showed (i'd probably get it in charcoal), or would i stock up on adorable little booties to have on hand for all my pregnant friends?

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Cool treats! I'm all about those yummy and/or relaxing scents. My mom is making some scarves for Christmas. I hope I'm the lucky recipient of one.

Lori said...

LOVE the crochet fruit/veg basket! What a find!

Lori said...

I like the idea of the lavender spray - sounds interesting and calming at the same time.

Sam said...

Oh I've looking at crocheted hats on etsy all week. I'd LOVE the black Womens Visor Beanie or the White Urban Beanie!

Sam said...

I think I would try the Lavender Bathroom Touch-up Disinfecting spray. With two boys, we need it!

Anonymous said...

My 2 yr old would love the fruit basket! I personally have purchased a hat for myself and 8 year old daughter and we just love them!

Candi
grneydgrl04 @ yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Thanks for having a drawing! I'd choose the gray scarf you have pictured and the lemon window cleaner from the other site. What fun!

Rachel said...

Oops...I didn't follow instructions very well, sorry. I'd choose the lemon window cleaner from the other site :) Thanks

Courtney said...

I would really like to try the cinnamon and spice all purpose cleaner. Especially at Christmas time. That is one of my favorite smells.

Chappyswife said...

Ooohh, I just LOVE that scarf! I love to crochet but am so out of practice. I just do the basics, nothing fancy.

Courtney said...

I really like the Pink Strawberry Beanie Hat. I wonder if she could make it in a child's size for my daughter.

Chappyswife said...

Barefoot Home Essentials' products sound divine, especially the Lavender Bathroom Touch-Up spray, but I'd use it all over the place, not just the bathroom!

marky said...

The urban beanie and the cinnamon cleaner!

Wani said...

THe Lavender Disinfecting Spray looked good to me!

Wifey Dessert said...

I would totally choose the play food.. and i dont even have any kids lol.. its just so cute!! and i love little oddities like that.... everything on there is just adorable!!!

Wifey Dessert said...

mmm... lemon glass cleaner sounds heavenly.. i love the smell of lemons!!!! and i have been dying to try some all natural cleaning products!!!!

One More Equals Four said...

If I posted about all the things I don't do well...I would be posting indefinitely. However I could some thigns up pretty quick with the things I am good at. I need to find a talent! Anyway, I love the little crocheted food. Dancer would love it!

One More Equals Four said...

I love the smell of cinnamon so I would like to try the cinnamon spice all purpose cleaner and probably the glass cleaner!

Thanks for the give away!

Lynn said...

I must say, the food basket is my favorite too...to go with the kitchen set that MY daughter is getting this year. But just because I know you want to know I actually took time to peruse this wonderful site, I also think the custom birthday cupcake is adorable!

Jessica said...

I adore the Mossy green baby booties!!!!!! So precious!!!!!!

Lynn said...

The lavender disinfecting spray or the all-purpose cleaner would both be put to good use around here. I think she sold me when she said...you don't need to wipe it up. Just mist the surface!!!

Jessica said...

I might be encouraged to do my least favorite chore if I had the Lavender Bathroom Touch-up! Souds fantastic!

Queen of the Castle said...

oh those baby booties! almost makes me want another. almost.

Queen of the Castle said...

i'd be afraid to use the cinnamon all-purpose for fear i might eat some, but i'd love to try it. and lavender is my absolute fave!!

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

From Niki's shop I would absolutely get the scarf you picked out (with these Texas winters it would be perfect!) and the 3 strawberries for two reasons 1> because I have a three year old son and and twin almost two year old daughters (one for each) and 2> my husband grew up/is from the strawberry capital of Texas (Poteet). I just found your blog and I love it.

Mandy said...

From Barefoot I would get one of everything! Between husband, kids, dogs and horses there is always something that needs to be cleaned! I just found your blog and I love it.

Adrienne said...

The all natural cleaners are a great idea.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Adrienne said...

Put me in for the crochet items.
I have a little one who loves these items.
aeshuron@twcny.rr.com

Tree Climbing Mom said...

I love the grey scarf. I crochet, but not nearly as well as NikiPets. The fruit is really cute, too.

Tree Climbing Mom said...

We're trying to get as much chemical garbage out of our house as possible so I would love to try the All Purpose spray from Barefoot.

Happy Mommy said...

I love the fruit! That is the cutest thing ever!

Sarah Schneider said...

You picked out my two favorite items! I don't have little ones to buy for this year, so the chic hat would be a total hit for a gift for my friend in California. Otherwise, I LOVE that scarf! To give or to keep, that is the question! I love the etsy stuff!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Amy said...

I love that Crocheted Urban Visor Beanie.... adorable!!

Amy said...

Then I too would love to try the Cinnamon and Spice All-Purpose Cleaner... sounds yummy! Clean and spicey... what a concept!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Comment 1: LOVE the urban visor (from NikiPets)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

And comment 2? Lavendar room spray (from barefoot essentials). I live in a house of boys and a smelly dog. Would LOVE that!

Beach said...

I love the hat modeled above and I think I would order several of the small sized cleaners to try a variety.

D... said...

I also love that hat from Crochet n Things! It would look fabulous on my daughter.

stacy said...

loving the oatmeal or red and white visor beanie. also those strawberries are calling my name!!

sarandipity9702 said...

I love scarves and that gray one would go perfect with an outfit I have.

sarandipity9702 said...

I love the smell of cinnamon so I'd lean toward the all purpose cleaner...although the rest of the products sound wonderful, as well. The choices!

Vanessa said...

I would choose the pink strawberry hat for my niece who thinks she IS Fancy Nancy....from the other store, I would choose the lemonshine cleaner because this house has LOTS of windows and I am the Cinderella cleaning them!!
vanessadavis@yahoo.com
THANKS

Wanda said...

Love.....cinnamon! So that would be a must have.

The hats are adorable too.

MM said...

Tried to leave a comment last night, but I'm not sure if it worked, so I'm trying again... beanies are cute, but that scarf would is begging to wrap itself around my neck!
Meriann

MM said...

Could really use that yummy cinnamon cleaner, and the lavender spray would make my house smell so Jane Austiny! :)
Meriann

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of the cinnamon all purpose cleaner, especially at the holidays! All of the crocheted items are to die for! That bowl of fruit is just amazing! Thanks so much for all of your giveaways!
Elaine
eswhiteside@bellsouth.net

windycindy said...

I really like the "Gray Cozy Scarf!"
Lovely and very functional. Please enter my name in your marvelous drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I like the Cinnamon All-Purpose Cleaner. Sounds wonderful. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

First of all, Niki is a great friend and wonderful person. I bought a hat for my little one last year as well as a crochet headband and they are both LOVELY. Her artistry is top-notch.

With $20 in her store, I would HAVE to have some of her amazing play food. I've been drooling (hee) over those since she put them in the store!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Now, from Barefoot Home Essentials - I would love to have her whole Lavender Disinfecting line!! The bathroom is my nemesis, but some smell good SAFE stuff would surely help me out there.

aggiemomof2 said...

My daughter would go crazy for the crochet veggies and they would look to cute in her kitchen!
sylviarj@yahoo.com

aggiemomof2 said...

I love lavender scented anything although I might stop cleaning to take a nap!
sylviarj@yahoo.com

Alexia said...

Nikipetz - Those hats are adorable and I'd probably pick up a visor hat and those awesome Cookies!

Alexia said...

Barefoot Cleaner - I'd like one of each please! :) I've been wanting some more natural cleaners that don't smell like a chemical plant, but still clean. I'd want to try everything, but would probably start with the all-purpose cleaner!

Rhea - The Cocktail Cafe said...

I love the hat so much and if there is anything that I can do to support, Im in.

I would LOVE to win one of those too cute hats. Please hit me up at TheCocktailCafe.com with more giveaways.